Strand 3: Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurial mind-set for musicians)


The specific objective of this strand is to embed entrepreneurial skills in the education of the artist in order to better prepare students for the challenges they will face in their future role as musician-entrepreneur. To enable artists to gain new skills which will enrich their professional life and embrace their chances on the labour market.
 
Each project strand is carried out by a working group (WG), composed of representatives of AEC member institutions, a student and representatives of relevant external partners.
 

Activities and tasks of the working group will include:
 
  • COLLECTING AND MAPPING PRACTICES AND EXAMPLES
    • Collecting practices in relation to entrepreneurship and audience engagement/development models among AEC member institutions, partners from the creative industry as well as projects funded by the European Commission
    • Developing a workshop model to be delivered in Music HEIs to train teaching staff in the latest teaching and learning techniques in the field of entrepreneurship from 2019 onwards
  • DEVELOPING A PUBLICATION
    • Work out guidelines on Entrepreneurship and Audience engagement models in the music sector
    • Prepare a handbook and online portal on how to integrate Entrepreneurship in Music HEIs training
  • CONTRIBUTING TO AEC EVENTS PROGRAMME
    • Presenting the results of the WG at AEC events (such as AEC Congress 2019, dedicated to Entrepreneurship and the Early Music Conference organised by REMA in Autumn 2020)
    • Delivering a workshop/boot camp for students in connection with an AEC event
    • Contributing to preparing the AEC Congress 2021 (showcasing the outcomes of the SMS project)
  • COOPERATING WITH OTHER WG AND WITH EXTERNAL PARTNERS
    • Giving input to other SMS working groups (including to the WG on Music’s and higher music education institutions’ role in society)
    • Establishing close contacts with the Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe Pearle* (who will be asked to suggest a representative to be part of the WG), with the European Jazz Network EJN (in the form of a joint activity to support artists development and new talents) and with more partners (e.g. REMA)

Working group members


Pieter Schoonderwoerd
- Conservatorium Maastricht (Chair)



Oana Michaela Balan -
Academy of Music "Gheorghe Dima", Cluj-Napoca



Payam Gul Susanni -
Yasar University, Izmir



Vourneen Ryan -
Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin



Anita Debaere -
Pearle*  live performance. Europe



Camilla Overgaard
- Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg



Paulina Gut
- AEC (Working Group Coordinator)




 

Do you want to get involved, contribute or learn more?
Please contact Paulina Gut from the AEC Office